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WHO | WHO welcomes strong commitment from Australia to beating Ebola

WHO welcomes the Government of Australia’s commitment to providing health professionals and more funding to boost the fight against Ebola virus disease.  
who.int
almost 5 years ago
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Cigarettes in 'plain packets by 2016' according to government - BBC News

Cigarettes will have to be sold in non-branded packaging by May 2016, according to the government.  
BBC News
over 4 years ago
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How much is too much breast screening?

Ingrid Torjesen describes how the government is pushing on with a giant trial of extended breast screening, despite serious concerns that women are not being fully informed of the risks  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Exploring CQC’s well-led domain

The CQC’s inspections focus on five key lines of enquiry as part of its ‘well-led’ domain. This paper sets out what boards can do in these five areas and draws on examples of good practice in leadership and culture in health care. Following the Francis Report into the failures of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, and the government’s response to the report, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has introduced a more rigorous and wide-ranging approach to inspecting health care providers. The main purpose of inspections is to assess the quality of care delivered to patients. In making this assessment, CQC now also analyses the leadership and organisational culture of providers.  
The King's Fund
over 4 years ago
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WHO | Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action

Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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WHO | Government of Mali and WHO announce the end of the Ebola outbreak in Mali

Malian authorities and WHO announce the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Mali since 42 days had elapsed after the last Ebola case tested negative in laboratory tests on the 6 December 2014.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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England launches programme to prevent type 2 diabetes

The government has announced the first phase of a new evidence based NHS diabetes prevention programme, which will target up to 10 000 patients at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Former editor pays $1m to settle allegations of kickbacks to promote products

Charles Denham, one of the best known patient safety advocates in the United States and a former editor of the Journal of Patient Safety, has paid $1m (£0.7m; €0.9m) to settle US government civil allegations that he solicited and accepted kickbacks to influence infection prevention guidelines in a way that favored his sponsor’s product.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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GPs to get 1% pay rise for 2015-16

The UK government has accepted the recommendation of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) to increase GPs’ pay by 1% for 2015-16.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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England launches programme to prevent type 2 diabetes

The government has announced the first phase of a new evidence based NHS diabetes prevention programme, which will target up to 10 000 patients at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
Www.bmj
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Crowdfunding sought for study that will provide first images of human brain on LSD

The neuropsychopharmacologist who was sacked as the UK government’s adviser on drugs after he argued against tougher laws on cannabis and ecstasy is trying to raise crowdfunding to support research into the effects of LSD on the brain.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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NHS health checks are totally unscientific

It is difficult, well nigh impossible, to undo an ineffective programme after it has been set up. Those involved—the government in this case—automatically adopt a defensive position so as not to disappoint the people they have promised to help. They promise “risk assessment” to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and …  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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State governments’ delays in fund transfer are affecting India’s national health mission, report says

Health ministry officials in Delhi are concerned that delays in the release of funds by state governments are hurting India’s National Health Mission and AIDS prevention programmes, Reuters reports.1  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Experts question how India will meet promises on public health after cut in budget for 2015-16

A proposed 16% cut in funding for the Indian health ministry for the coming fiscal year has triggered concerns over how the government will keep the pledges it made last year to provide free drugs and diagnostic tests and universal healthcare coverage.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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The NHS under the coalition government

Our new report assesses the coalition government's record on the NHS. It comes in two parts, with this first part focusing on the reforms set out in the Health and Social Care Act. The 2010–15 parliament has been a parliament of two halves for the NHS. The first half was dominated by debate on the Health and Social Care Bill (which was largely designed to devolve decision-making, put GPs in control of commissioning, and extend competition and choice). The second half was taken up with limiting the damage caused by the Bill, with less emphasis on competition and greater efforts to strengthen the regulation and quality of care and prioritise patient safety.  
The King's Fund
over 4 years ago
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Future of Saatchi bill is uncertain after Liberal Democrats’ veto

The Medical Innovation Bill, a private member’s bill aimed at protecting UK doctors who try experimental treatments from litigation, has been vetoed by the Liberal Democrats, the junior partners in the coalition government.  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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NHS health checks are totally unscientific

It is difficult, well nigh impossible, to undo an ineffective programme after it has been set up. Those involved—the government in this case—automatically adopt a defensive position so as not to disappoint the people they have promised to help. They promise “risk assessment” to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, and …  
bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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WHO | People’s health at the centre of new global blueprint to reduce disaster risks

Ten years since adopting the Hyogo Framework for Action shortly after the Indian Ocean Tsunami, government representatives have gathered in Sendai to negotiate a new framework for global action to reduce the risks of disasters. For the first time, protecting people's health is at the centre of such a framework.  
who.int
over 4 years ago
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Mobile Health integrated in future healthcare systems.

Hello Community, I have been wondering how new technologies in mobile health can revolutionize our european healthcare systems and what incentives governments and large organizations need to drive mobile health technology solutions to make a difference. I also had the pleasure to be CEO of a mobile health technology startup called Comoray AB, over the past year, in Sweden. Now, in the process to start something new (possibly in the field of mobile driven Electronic Medical Record / Electronic Health Record systems). I would like to get some feedback from communities and student how YOU consider the current healthcare system changing.  
Ben Heubl
about 7 years ago
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Creating the Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine Service in the West Midlands –The Inaugural lecture of the Birmingham Students Medical Leadership Society

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Birmingham Students Medical Leadership Society’s first ever lecture on November 7th 2013. The committee was extraordinarily pleased with the turn out and hope to see you all at our next lectures. We must also say a big thank you to Dr Nicholas Crombie for being our Inaugural speaker, he gave a fantastic lecture and we have received a number of rave reviews and requests for a follow up lecture next year! Dr Crombie’s talk focussed on three main areas: 1) A short personal history focussing on why and how Dr Crombie became head of one of the UK’s best Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine (PHEM) services and the first post-graduate dean in charge of PHEM trainees. 2) The majority of the lecture was a case history on the behind the scenes activity that was required to create the West Midlands Pre-Hospital Network and training program. In summary, over a decade ago it was realised that the UK was lagging behind other developed nations in our Emergency Medicine and Trauma service provisions. There were a number of disjointed and only partially trained services in place for major incidents. The British government and a number of leading health think-tanks put forward proposals for creating a modern effective service. Dr Crombie was a senior doctor in the West Midlands air ambulance charity, the BASICS program and had worked with the West Midlands Ambulance service. Dr Crombie was able to collect a team of senior doctors, nurses, paramedics and managers from all of the emergency medicine services and charities within the West Midlands together. This collaboration of ambulance service, charities, BASIC teams, CARE team and NHS Trusts was novel to the UK. The collaboration was able to tender for central government and was the first such scheme in the UK to be approved. Since the scheme’s approval 5 major trauma units have been established within the West Midlands and a new trauma desk was created at the Ambulance service HQ which can call on the help of a number of experienced teams that can be deployed within minutes to a major incident almost anywhere in the West Midlands. This major reformation of a health service was truly inspirational, especially when it was achieved by a number of clinicians with relatively little accredited management training and without them giving up their clinical time, a true clinical leadership success story. 3) The last component of the evening was Dr Crombie’s thoughts on why this project had been successful and how simple basic principles could be applied to almost any other project. Dr Crombie’s 3 big principles were: Collaborate – leave your ego’s at the door and try to put together a team that can work together. If you have to, invite everyone involved to a free dinner at your expense – even doctors don’t turn down free food! Governance – establish a set of rules/guidelines that dictate how your project will be run. Try to get everyone involved singing off the same hymn sheet. A very good example of this from Dr Crombie’s case history was that all of the services involved in the scheme agreed to use the same emergency medicine kit and all follow the same Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), so that when the teams work together they almost work as one single effective team rather than distinct groups that cannot interact. Resilience – the service you reform/create must withstand the test of time. If a project is solely driven by one person then it will collapse as soon as that person moves on. This is a well-known problem with the NHS as a whole, new managers always have “great new ideas” and as soon as that manager changes job all of their hard work goes to waste. To ensure that a project has resilience, the “project manager” must create a sense of purpose and ownership of the project within their teams. Members of the team must “buy in” to the goals of the project and one of the best ways of doing that is to ask the team members for their advice on how the project should proceed. If people feel a project was their idea then they are far more likely to work for it. This requires the manager to keep their ego on a short leash and to let their team take credit. The take home message from this talk was that the days of doctors being purely clinical is over! If you want to be a consultant in any speciality in the future, you will need a basic underlying knowledge of management and leadership. Upcoming events from the Birmingham Students Medical Leadership Society: Wednesday 27th November LT3 Medical School, 6pm ‘Learning to Lead- Preparing the next generation of junior doctors for management’ By Mr Tim Smart, CEO Kings Hospital NHS Trust Thursday 5th December LT3 Medical School, 6pm ‘Why should doctors get involved in management’ By Dr Mark Newbold, CEO of BHH NHS Trust If you would like to get in touch with the society or attend any of our events please do contact us by email or via our Facebook group. We look forward to hearing from you. https://www.facebook.com/groups/676838225676202/ med.leadership.soc.uob@gmail.com  
jacob matthews
almost 6 years ago